Check out the complete schedule of session for the 2017 LION Summit — we're planning more than 3 dozen presentations and conversations over 3 days, with even more speakers and discussion leaders!
- Thursday, Oct. 26, registration will open at 1 p.m., with afternoon "boot camp" workshops aimed at new publishers, idea-stage entrepreneurs and established publishers looking to dig into their operations, plus an evening reception and networking event.
- Friday, Oct. 27, sessions will run all day, roughly 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., followed by an evening gathering with light food and drinks.
- Saturday, Oct. 28, sessions will again run all day, roughly 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., with "out on the town" socializing to follow.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided both Friday and Saturday. Light dinner and drinks will be provided at the Thursday and Friday evening receptions.
New to the schedule this year are the boot camp sessions on Thursday. We'll hold separate tracks, with information named at startup publishers and sessions for experienced operators. There is no additional charge to attend the boot camp.
The summit will feature presentations, panel discussions and in-depth breakout sessions on advertising sales, sponsored content, membership programs, email newsletters, podcasting, video, tech platforms, expansion and scale, nonprofit vs. for-profit business models, legal concerns, FOIA, solutions journalism, local sports and database reporting.
In addition to three days of networking and sessions led by industry experts, your registration includes light breakfast and a catered lunch on Friday and Saturday, coffee and snacks, and appetizers/light dinner and drinks at the Thursday and Friday evening receptions.
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